Mo Salah wants to break a long standing record for the most goals scored by a Liverpool player in a single season.
The ‘Egyptian king’ netted his 40th goal of the season against Bournemouth on Saturday, his 30th in the Premier League this season.
However, with four games to go in the Premier League, and at least two (maybe three) games in the Champions League to play, Salah is closing down on a long standing goalscoring record.
The 25-year-old is just seven goals shy of the club record set by Ian Rush back in 1983/84, when the Welshman netted an incredible 47 goals.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Salah said he would like to try to match or even better the achievement:
“It’s also very close, it’s just seven goals. But let’s see!” Salah explained.
“I don’t know how many games there is to go, but we have the Premier League and semi-finals of the Champions League to play.
“Each goal for me, or for anyone else, is to try to help the team.”
He is of course leading the race to win the Premier League golden boot, but refused to be drawn on the situation surrounding Harry Kane’s ‘goal’ against Stoke, which was accredited to him on appeal, despite little evidence to suggest that he actually touched the ball.
“I don’t want to say anything about that!” Salah added.
“In the end, they said it’s his goal, so it’s finished for me.
“Of course it [the Premier League Golden Boot] is in my mind. I cannot lie – it is in my mind.
“You can see with the team everyone tries to pass the ball to me to help me. I am also sure that Tottenham’s players try to help Kane, and also Manchester City’s try to help Sergio Aguero.”